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High Impact Virtual Instructional Practices for Teachers

Started Mar 17, 2021
8 credits


Full course description

Course Introduction

This online course will provide you with high impact instructional practices that can be implemented in K-12 virtual learning environments. Whether you are currently engaged in virtual instruction, making the shift to virtual instruction, or looking to increase your knowledge of high impact practices for virtual instruction, this course will meet the needs of teachers on a continuum of skill sets and interests. You will be exploring and applying innovative technologies to create, adapt, and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs in virtual learning environments.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the modules, you will be able to:

  • Participants will explore the use of technology to create, adapt, and personalize virtual learning experiences.
  • Participants will enhance their professional toolkit with digital tools that have the potential to amplify teaching and learning in virtual environments.
  • Participants will examine high impact instructional practices for synchronous and asynchronous learning.
  • Participants will evaluate student-centered approaches for learning including project-based learning and game-based learning to motivate and engage students.

Module Topics Include

  • Preparing for Virtual Instruction
  • Designing Synchronous Virtual Learning Experiences
  • Designing Asynchronous Virtual Learning Experiences
  • Personalizing Learning in the Virtual Classroom

Meet the Instructors

Dr. Tara Kingsley is currently an associate professor at IU Kokomo. Prior to entering higher education, she was a public-school teacher for 10 years. With 11 years of online teaching experience, Tara is a certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer and has received QM certification for two online courses. In addition to teaching, Tara engages in research relating to literacy, educational technology, and gamification. She also enjoys working with teachers as a presenter and educational consultant.

Kristin Patrick, MLIS, is a Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools. Prior to joining Noblesville, she worked as a school librarian in various districts within central Indiana. She is also an associate instructor within the IUPUI Department of Library & Information Science. Kristin is a Past President of the Indiana State Literacy Association, Indiana's International Literacy Association Affiliate. Follow her on Twitter at @krismarley12.


Length: 8 hours


IU Office of School Partnerships


Credit: Certificate, 8 PGP


Audience: K-12 Instructors and Parents

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